saprogenic

[ sap-roh-jen-ik ]
/ ˌsæp roʊˈdʒɛn ɪk /

adjective

producing putrefaction or decay, as certain bacteria.
formed by putrefaction.
Also sa·prog·e·nous [suh-proj-uh-nuh s] /səˈprɒdʒ ə nəs/.

Origin of saprogenic

First recorded in 1875–80; sapro- + -genic
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British Dictionary definitions for saprogenic

saprogenic

saprogenous (sæˈprɒdʒɪnəs)

/ (ˌsæprəʊˈdʒɛnɪk) /

adjective

producing or resulting from decaysaprogenic bacteria
growing on decaying matter

Derived Forms

saprogenicity (ˌsæprədʒəˈnɪsɪtɪ), noun
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Medicine definitions for saprogenic

saprogenic

[ săp′rə-jĕnĭk ]

adj.

Of, producing, or resulting from putrefaction.

Related forms

sap′ro•ge•nici•ty (-jə-nĭsĭ-tē) n.
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